By Michael Russo
Live from the X, where a number of diehards have made the long trek out to St. Paul.
Prospects are warming up currently, and I hear a surprise is about to happen.
Brent Burns, dressed in Don Cherry garb, plans to coach one of the teams. Nice honeymoon!
Cal Clutterbuck’s coaching the other team. He’s dressed as Cal Clutterbuck.
This thing needs to start. Wild personality Kevin Falness’ Jumbotron features are driving me loco. And you know he rather be golfing.
Chris Snow just called Burns and said “where are you?” He goes, “In the room. Waiting for the scrimmage.”
Snow goes, “It started!!!”
Clutterbuck just ran to the ice. He only missed 10 minutes.
No score still. Darcy Kuemper, on the white team, just absolutely stoned Tyler Cuma from point blank.
Morten Madsen just gave the white team a 1-0 lead with a short side shot past Matt Hackett.
Green tied it. Harri Ilvonen or Kris Foucault got it.
Burns, while literally reading a magazine, didn’t realize there were too many men. Anthony Hamburg scored on a penalty shot. White leads 2-1.
3-1 white. Alex Fallstrom on a breakaway. 4-1 white. Erik Haula on a breakaway.
Burns pulled Hackett for an extra attacker. I don’t think he knows there’s a whole other half.
1,650 people here.
5-1 white. Madsen again. Burns’ is getting heckled by the fans. Clutterbuck’s just laughing from the other bench.
5-2. One shift after he and Petr Kalus got into a nasty wrestling match, Gillies scores from way out.
6-2…Hamburg again — the 17-year-old taken in the seventh round.
6-3…Gillies, making his brother Burnzie proud, just scored a beauty breakaway. As Mike Greenlay said, “Gillies schooling the youngsters.” Gillies is 20.
7-3…Carson McMillan from way out.
Burns pulling Hackett down 7-3.
Fridley’s Jarom Palmer just made it 7-4.
Clutterbuck talking smack to Burnzie. Game over. 7-4 White.